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Driver of pickup truck killed after head-on collision with big rig in Lancaster

Driver killed in crash
A pickup truck driver was killed late Tuesday in a crash in Lancaster.
(Los Angeles Times)

The driver of a pickup truck was killed late Tuesday after crashing head-on with big rig in remote area of Lancaster, officials said.

Benny Serrano was driving his Ford F-150 west on Avenue E, just east of Division Street, at 10:45 p.m. when he crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the semi truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 44-year-old Palmdale resident was ejected from his pickup truck and landed on the roadway.

Serrano suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene, the CHP said.

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The driver of the semi was not injured.

Investigators think drugs, alcohol or a combination of both may have played a role in the collision, according to the CHP.

veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Twitter: VeronicaRochaLA

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